Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
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A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated, as manifested by the presence of aggression to people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft, or other serious violations of rules.
A pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, or vindictiveness lasting at least 6 months. The disturbance in behavior is associated with distress in the individual or others in his or her immediate social context (e.g., family, peer group, work colleagues), or it impacts negatively on social, educational, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. DSM-V criteria…
People with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome have central nervous system (CNS) problems, minor facial features, and growth problems. FAS can cause problems with learning, memory, attention span, communication, vision, or hearing. People with FAS often have a hard time in school and trouble getting along with others.
A learning disorder that affects reading is usually based on difficulty perceiving a spoken word as a combination of distinct sounds. This can make it hard to understand how a letter or letters represent a sound and how letter combinations make a word. Dyscalculia: A learning disorder that affects an individual’s ability to learn number-related concepts, perform accurate math calculations, reason, problem-solve, and perform other basic math skills.Dysgraphia: Dysgraphia is a learning disorder that affects written expression which includes impairment of writing ability and fine motor skills. It is a learning disability that affects children and adults and interferes with practically all aspects of the writing process, including spelling, legibility, word spacing and sizing, and expression.
A child with a learning disorder in nonverbal skills appears to develop good basic language skills and strong memorization skills early in childhood. Difficulties are present in visual-spatial skills, visual-motor skills, and other skills necessary in social or academic functioning. Someone with a learning disorder in nonverbal skills may have trouble with Interpreting facial expressions and nonverbal cues in social interactions, using language appropriately in social situations, physical coordination, fine motor skills, attention, planning, and organizing.
Apraxia is a motor speech disorder that makes it hard to speak. It can take a lot of work through speech therapy to learn to say sounds and words better. In order for speech to occur, messages need to go from your brain to your mouth. These messages tell the muscles how and when to move to make sounds. When a child has apraxia of speech, the messages do not get through correctly. The child might not be able to move their lips or tongue in the right ways, even though their muscles are not weak. Sometimes, the child might not be able to say much at all.
Through articulation and phonology sound is produced. A child with an articulation disorder has problems forming speech sounds properly. A child with a phonological disorder can produce the sounds correctly but may use them in the wrong place. As a child grows up they develop speech sounds in a predictable order. It is normal for young children to make speech errors as their language develops; however, children with articulation or phonological disorder will be harder to understand and differ from their peers that are already speaking clearly.
Language disorders are a type of communication disorder where there is trouble with using and understanding spoken language. These disorders impact how people use and process language. The three kinds of language disorders are:
- Expressive language disorder: When someone has trouble getting their message across when they talk, struggling to put words together into sentences that make sense.
- Receptive language disorder: When someone struggles to get the meaning of what others are saying, often responding in ways that do not make sense.
- Mixed receptive-expressive language issues: When someone struggles with both using and understanding language.
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases as well as involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the person who stutters is unable to produce sounds.
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